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URf Pacific brought together more than 200 policymakers, financial risk managers, and development practitioners to share best practices and tools to improve disaster risk finance in the Pacific region and across Small Island States more broadly.

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Over 350 experts and practitioners from the resilience and disaster risk management community shared ideas, best practices, and lessons learned on identifying, communicating and assessing risk in the Balkans and beyond.

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UR Tanzania focused on the understanding of urban risk, showcasing new spatial tools and risk data developed in Tanzania that can empower stakeholders to identify and reduce their risk.


UR 2018 brought together a global community of 8,000 disaster risk management experts and practitioners to discuss the latest tools and innovative approaches for collecting, communicating and using risk information.

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Cities want to build resilience. Markets are looking for investment opportunities. How can we bring them together? We found out firsthand from major investors in this edition of the Resilience Dialogue.

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InterMET Asia 2018 brought together the global weather and climate industry with those in the public and private sectors seeking to mitigate and manage the risks of extreme weather and climate change.

The South-South Learning Forum (SSLF) is the flagship event of the World Bank Group's Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. The SSLF 2018 focused on the theme of “Building Resilience through Adaptive Social Protection."

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum focused on the New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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